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SCOD Aragorn buys some time

SirDennisC
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Aug 23 2012, 3:26am


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Ah sorry, I remembered that zarabia and I switched weeks at the last minute, but I forgot which week I ended up with.Crazy

I did however remember that Amon Hen featured in the caps I was supposed to present. Not just that but it was providential that I waited until today since I was at Amon Hen this afternoon:



(This photo does not do justice to the beauty of the place I found today while kayaking with my niece. The flat rock atop the rise on the right is about 5 meters in diameter, and you are looking at a slope up to it of about 15 meters. This spot is perched another 15 meters -- a not quite vertical drop -- above the water. It really reminded me of Tolkien's description of Amon Hen above the Great River.)

Now where were we... ah yes...

Today's screen cap finds the Fellowship scattered about Amon Hen. In the image below, Aragorn had just released Frodo and is preparing to deliver resistance to the hobbit hunting Uruk-hai hoard:



Larger image here.

Questions:

1. What is Aragorn doing here? Yes I know he's waiting for the onslaught, but what do his posture and the look on his face tell us?

2. Describe the lighting, and its effect in this image.

3. Think back, way back to the image of Strider at Bree where he is seated with his sword leaning across his body (in case you don't remember click here). Aragorn is often depicted in a romantic way, as a Medieval knight would be -- his sword seems not just a prop, nor merely a weapon, but an extension of himself. When you see Aragorn with his sword do you see a warrior, a philosopher, a lover, a fighter, a destroyer, a brigand, a king, a leader, a servant, a saviour, or something else?

Bonus: What is the sculpture behind Aragorn?


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Aug 23 2012, 3:32am)

Subject User Time
SCOD Aragorn buys some time SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 23 2012, 3:26am
    My favourite moment from the trilogy!! Avnar Send a private message to Avnar Aug 23 2012, 10:26am
        "[He is] a [son] of kings... I do not think that will be [his] fate." SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 24 2012, 4:24am
    Re: Runk Snusgrop Send a private message to Runk Snusgrop Aug 23 2012, 3:06pm
        Good memory SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 24 2012, 4:25am
    Beautiful photo, Sir D. Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Aug 23 2012, 7:44pm
        Heh... SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 24 2012, 4:46am
        I always thought it was a salute Nightingale Send a private message to Nightingale Aug 25 2012, 5:35pm
    They are one...the Ranger and his sword, that is! weaver Send a private message to weaver Aug 23 2012, 11:22pm
        "Enemies would just flee" SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 24 2012, 4:48am
    He really looks like the epitome of a Hero here. DesiringDragons Send a private message to DesiringDragons Aug 23 2012, 11:46pm
        That's almost exactly what I was thinking! zarabia Send a private message to zarabia Aug 24 2012, 4:23am
            Thank you SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 24 2012, 4:50am
        I like your number 3 SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Aug 24 2012, 4:53am
        yep that's what I was thinking, a Crusader. Or at least, the Romantic depiction of one. The truth was far from that image in most cases // Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Aug 27 2012, 8:37am
    Epic Hero Harold.of.Whoa Send a private message to Harold.of.Whoa Aug 25 2012, 2:15am
    Laaaate post!!! Sorry, I've been in Poland, and have had very little access to ze internetss. Great SCOD Sir D :D Xanaseb Send a private message to Xanaseb Aug 27 2012, 8:35am
    be careful where you're pointing that thing ... Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Aug 28 2012, 11:28pm
    It reminds me Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Sep 16 2012, 11:13pm

 
 
 

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